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Remembering renowned poet Ibn-e-Insha
Remembering renowned poet Ibn-e-Insha
Published at: 3 month(s) ago

Lahore: The 40th death anniversary of prominent Urdu poet, humourist, travelogue writer and columnist Ibn-e-Insha is being observed on Thursday (January 11).

Ibn-e-Insha, whose real name was Sher Muhammad Khan, was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927, however, he subsequently migrated to Pakistan.

He did BA from Punjab University in 1946 and MA from the University of Karachi in 1953. Ibn-e-Insha was an eminent Pakistani leftist Urdu poet and columnist.

His poetry was revered for its simple but intense style. He was also well known for his humorous columns. His most famous ghazal 'Insha Ji Uttho' is considered a modern-day classic.

Other than that, he published several books in different genres, including Chand Nagar, Dil-e-Wehshi, Billo Ka Basta (Rhymes for Children); travelogue: Awara Gard Ki Diary, Dunya Gol Hey, Ibn Battuta Kay Taqub mien, Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye, Nagri Nagri Phira Musafar and humor: Aap se kya Parda, Khumar e Gandum, Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab and c0llection of letters, Khat Insha Jee Kay.

Ibn-e-Insha died on January 11 in 1978 and was buried in Karachi.

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